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Afternoon Callouts for the Baytrust Rescue Helicopter

Afternoon Callouts for the Baytrust Rescue Helicopter

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 1 pm on Saturday 28 January to the Tongariro Crossing to assist with two people who ran into trouble while on various tracks.

The first patient had fallen on some stairs and suffered a serious head injury. He was flown to Rotorua Hospital for treatment in a comfortable condition.

The second patient was suffering from a medical condition and an awaiting friend was able to drive her home.
Upon landing back in Rotorua at 4.30pm, the rescue helicopter was immediately tasked with a job in Ruatahuna, where a local man had fallen from a ute and suffered serious head injuries.


He was flown to Rotorua Hospital in a serious but stable condition to undergo further testing.


Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Rotorua’s principal sponsor, BayTrust. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient. For further information about PSRT visit our website rescue.org.nz

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